When Garrett Lynch bursts into the glittering Raynewood ballroom, a hapless footman clinging to each powerful arm, Lucinda Devering is equally appalled and impressed. How uncivilized! How barbaric! How...stirringly strong and manly! Then she learns he's the long-lost heir of the Duke of Raynewood - and that it's her job to transform him into a proper Englishman. And if she fails this impossible task, the duke will reveal her desperate secret, ruining her forever.
Lucinda Devering may be the loveliest woman Garrett's laid eyes on, but her eternal rules and regulations about proper behavior are enough to drive a man mad. Which should he believe? That stiff spine, or those soft curls and big brown eyes? One thing is certain: that lush, prissy mouth needs loosening up - and he knows just the way to do it! But soon he wonders which is more important: winning this game, or winning Lucinda's hand?
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A necessary book....
The narrator almost ruined this book. Yet, I found her tolerable enough to know I'd go on to book two even if it has the same narrator. Although I must say that the performance was delivered like a bedtime story with the occasional slight singsong cadence of a child's tale. However I always knew who was speaking and how they were feeling. She was not so bad that I couldn't listen, and occasionally even forgot the narrator altogether (which is how it's supposed to be).
The story was a almost typical regency romance with all the required trimmings, but unique enough to keep me interested. I have to say that so far I have really enjoyed this author having listened to several of her books at this point. I'm glad I found her.
Heat factor? Steamy when it was appropriate, hot when it should be and chilling when it needed to be. In other words, well done.
Creditworthy? I say yes. But listen to the sample snippet first to judge the narrator for yourself, you can always look up the narrator for other books she's done to hear more if need be. I've seen narrators start off their careers sounding the same sort of 'almost good' and then get quite good with experience and I have no idea what experience Annie Aldinton had when she did this.... she is in the 'almost good' classification.
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Loved this 1st book in the series. Debra Mullins is a gifted storyteller! Narrator Annie Aldinton did a fabulous job. Can't wait to start Book 2!